The Ogun State Police Command has arrested 10 suspected cultists, including a female member, who allegedly partook in in a clash in Mowe on Tuesday.
The men were said to have been arrested in various locations in Mowe following the violent cult clash between two rival groups.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the groups came to Mowe and unleashed mayhem in the area.
He said, “They vandalized vehicles and made life uncomfortable for innocent residents of the area. Distress call was
made to the Area Commander, Sagamu and Divisional Police Officer, Mowe.
“Consequently, policemen were swiftly deployed to the scene and repelled the assailants. In the process, 10 among the hoodlums were arrested including a female member.”
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said investigation has revealed that one of the cult groups held their meetings in the house of the female member, whose identity was not given.
He said the Area Commander, Sagamu, Issa Gremma, who personally led the operation was still on the ground in Mowe monitoring the situation.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
While he warned that violent crime would not have a place in the state, he appealed to parents to warn their children
to desist from any criminal act as the command “is all out to deal decisively with anybody caught perpetrating acts of criminality.”